Dresher PT: Is Back Pain Slowing You Down

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS YOU CAN USE!

JANUARY 2018

AND REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR A SERIOUS FALL-RELATED INJURY RESTORE YOUR BALANCE IN 2019!

Here are some facts about balance and falls: • 1 out of 3 people over the age of 65 will fall this year • Falling is the leading cause of injury for older adults • 20% of falls lead to a serious injury like a broken bone or concussion- putting you in the hospital - Don’t wait until it’s too late. - Don’t allow a fall to rob you of your independence. - Take charge of your situation by consulting with us to improve your balance and reduce your chance of injury. Physical Therapy HELPS! Carrie DePerro, PT , from our Blue Bell office, is a Vestibular and Balance Specialist. Carrie has 18 years of experience in physical therapy and has specialized in balance for the past 7 years. She has helped hundreds of clients improve their balance and decrease their fall risk. In addition, Carrie treats concussions, vertigo (BPPV), and dizziness.

Are you or a loved one struggling with balance? If you’re not completely sure, try answering these questions...

1. Have you noticed that you are walking slower or holding onto furniture to get around your home? 2. Has a friend or family member recommend you use a cane or walker recently? 3. Have you limited your activities because you do not feel comfortable navigating necessary steps, uneven terrain, or distances? 4. Have you fallen in the past 6 months? If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, you may need some professional help to improve your balance…and sooner rather than later! If you have fallen or want to PREVENT a fall…Carrie can help! Schedule an evaluation TODAY at: 267-419-8160! INSIDE : • Is Back Pain Slowing You Down? • How To Take Care Of Your Back

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